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Martin Edmond: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Illuminations – Arthur Rimbaud; trans. by Louise Varèse; New Directions, 1957

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Housing, the market and the welfare state – Philippa Howden-Chapman

'We are living in a world that would in many ways be familiar to our Victorian forebears.' Philippa Howden-Chapman on housing, the market and the welfare state in New Zealand.

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Dame Claudia Orange launches 'Being Chinese' by Helene Wong

'Helene’s book may be titled 'Being Chinese' but it is also about being a New Zealander' - Claudia Orange launches Helene Wong's 'Being Chinese' at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on 8 May.

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Comments on the Paris climate change outcome by Ralph Chapman

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, author of 'Time of Useful Consciousness', comments on the Paris climate change outcome.

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Never Owning 'Our First Home' by Andrew Dean

If you are a twenty-something New Zealander and missed out on a slot on the latest reality TV show to spruik the property market, what chance of getting on the real estate ladder? Not great, writes author Andrew Dean, unless there is serious intervention.

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